I responded to this post regarding EM vs. Deep Learning, with an answer, which is to the best of my knowledge a textbook answer to the question (Full disclosure, I have a solid background in neural networks, but not so much when it comes to EM and MLE approximations).
The OP and another community member both disputed my answer. Although I still think my answer is correct, I don't want to mislead the OP and the community in case it isn't, and I was hoping that someone with a more advanced background in probability theory and learning theory could review my answer.
My deeper question is: Is it appropriate to ask for this type of review at all, or should I just delete the answer and hope someone else with the appropriate background will step in?